An elaborate series of constructions across the River Moy at Ballina must have cost a fortune at the time and all to catch the mighty Atlantic Salmon - the "King of Fish"
! As a child spending school holidays in Ballina Morning Mary's memories of fishing in Ballina was of men rowing out with their nets in a loop. On return to the shore they hauled their nets in and always seemed to have a plentiful supply of big silver salmon which were then bludgeoned to death and placed in boxes. The pictured set-up seems so much more sophisticated than that!
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_CAB_07464
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